The KGB Shipped a Sidewinder Missile by Mail to Moscow Hot


That the Soviet-made R-3S air-to-air missile — better known in the West by its NATO-designation AA-2 Atoll — is a copy of the AIM-9B Sidewinder, originally developed and manufactured in the USA, is relatively well-known. How it came to... Read more

Do Civilian Casualties Cause Counterinsurgents to Fail?


The Netflix movie War Machine paints counterinsurgency wars as impossible. All of them. “The... Read more

In 1992, a Gang Truce Held in Chicago. But in 2013, Truce Was Impossible


On a sunny day in October, 33-year-old Anthony Garrett walked to the 10th floor... Read more

Why Iran Really Bought F-14 Tomcats Hot


More than 40 years after Iran acquired the F-14 Tomcat from the United States,... Read more

Why China Built That Military Base in Africa


China’s military made international news in early July 2017 when it announced the opening... Read more
¿Realmente podría haber ganado EE.UU. la guerra de Vietnam?
Mark Moyar, una eminencia en política exterior y militar de EE.UU., tuvo hace poco la oportunidad de actualizar un...
The Unique Bravery of Transgender Soldiers

The Unique Bravery of Transgender Soldiers

Turns out tweets aren’t policy. Pres. Donald Trump seemed to end the U.S. military’s open acceptance of transgender troops...

The Wrath of U.S. Air Strikes Along the Euphrates River Falls on Civilians

The Wrath of U.S. Air Strikes Along the Euphrates River Falls on Civilians

It was midday on Sunday, May 7, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim...

The Big Problem Russia’s Stealth Fighter Shares With the F-22 Raptor

The Big Problem Russia’s Stealth Fighter Shares With the F-22 Raptor

Russia has completed the first phase of government flight-testing for its Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter. Sukhoi is expected to complete...

The Baker Rifle Transformed Soldiers Into Long-Distance Killers

The Baker Rifle Transformed Soldiers Into Long-Distance Killers

Originally published on June 16, 2015. On a freezing January day in 1809, rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the British...

There Are No Excuses for Not Accepting Transgender Troops

There Are No Excuses for Not Accepting Transgender Troops

For a brief moment, the U.S. military allowed transgender troops to serve openly until Pres. Donald Trump ended the...

Joint Russian-Chinese Naval War Games Grow More Sophisticated

Joint Russian-Chinese Naval War Games Grow More Sophisticated

Russia and China are in the midst of the operational phase of their first ever European joint naval exercises in...

Growing Up CIA

Growing Up CIA

Despite some close calls, the United States and the Soviet Union never engaged in a full-scale conflict with each...

The KGB Shipped a Sidewinder Missile by Mail to Moscow

The KGB Shipped a Sidewinder Missile by Mail to Moscow Hot

That the Soviet-made R-3S air-to-air missile — better known in the West by its NATO-designation AA-2 Atoll — is...

The Trillion-Dollar Military Budget

The Trillion-Dollar Military Budget

You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians and the...

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